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A 14-hr mixed level initiation into the transformative teachings of the Black Madonna, the Assumption of Mary as the marriage of spirit and matter, and Chartres Cathedral through lecture, dance and music featuring Anne Baring, Andrew Harvey and other faculty.

Waves of Love:

Healing Music of the Spheres

July 2 – 8, 2023

7-Day pilgrimage to Chartres, France

Faculty:

HeatherAsh Amara, Chloe Goodchild, Jim Garrison, Calen Rayne, Banafsheh Sayyad and others

Inside Waves of Love

This pilgrimage corresponds with Musica, the fourth of the liberal arts. Musica is held under the aegis of the Sun and the philosopher Pythagoras. You will be invited to contemplate the entire cosmos as a divine work, designed to express beauty, and through its sound, to heal and transform. This is why Pythagoras called the universe cosmos, which means ornament. He intuited that the universe is in continuous song, and that sound, numbers and geometric forms constitute its basic building blocks as it continues to unfold in pure beauty. He could sit so still that he could hear the vibrations of the planets and the Sun. It was from the Sun, said Pythagoras, that one could sense the “music of the spheres.” Through music, we ascertain the laws which govern the heavenly bodies, and by which their motions are directed. Through music, we resonate with all beings, and depending on the frequencies and tones, we can heal and we can transform.

Sacred Dance

We will celebrate the spiritual relationship of the human being to the Earth and the Cosmos through sacred dance including whirling, and awaken our soul to a conscious experience of the harmony of the spheres. This is an experience through which the divine origin of the human being becomes tangible.

For the Chartrian Masters, the Liberal Arts were ultimately an artistic impulse, through which the highest appreciation of the sacred is expressed. Dancing the patterns and rhythms of the cosmos opened sacred communion with the world of the stars. The labyrinth no doubt emerged out of their cosmic contemplations. Led by Banafsheh Sayyad, we will whirl like the planets and stars, echoing that which from heaven streams down to human beings and animates us to become luminous reflections of love. Banafsheh will guide us into opening each day with sacred movement in the Cathedral. She will also invite us into freestyle dance and movement to embody music, and experience our body as “An instrument playing a love song,” as says Rumi, letting our creativity flow as we harmonize together like one great orchestra.

Faculty

HeatherAsh Amara, best-selling author and teacher, will help weave and co-create ceremonies and embodied healing experiences

Chloe Goodchild, an international renowned signer, teacher, song writer and founder of The Naked Voice, will guide us to find our voice.

Calen Rayne, DMin, expert on the labyrinth and the energetics of the Chartres Cathedral, will share insights on the labyrinth and lead the rituals.

Banafsheh Sayyad, MFA, MA,  Co-Director of Ubiquity Chartres Academy, will moderate and guide the group to embody the wisdom teachings explored during our week.

Jim Garrison, PhD will co-moderate the proceedings and speak on the life and teachings of Pythagoras.

Program

Each day will include Sacred Movement, Dreamwork, the Naked Voice practice, immersion in the Cathedral, sound journeys, and personal time for meditation and exploration. We will dance and sing. We will have the opportunity to sing and do sacred movement in the Cathedral as a private group every morning before it opens; one private evening in the cathedral devoted to walking the labyrinth, and another private evening in the lower church (crypt). Check out the schedule which is subject to change.

There will also be time to enjoy the marvelous cafes and restaurants around the Cathedral with old and new friends, and the most extraordinary light shows around the town of Chartres at night.

Our intention is to heed the call of the Divine Feminine, to see her around us and become her in our very cells so we can live in harmony with each other and with the Earth and all of the Earth community. We will integrate head, heart and body through wisdom teachings, song, dance and theater, and immersion in the imagery and symbolism of the cathedral.

Course Audience: This pilgrimage is suitable for ALL who love to embody the Divine Feminine in all her glory..

Certification: This pilgrimage fulfills 14 hours of the 200-hr Dance of Oneness® Certification Program.

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Benefits of this Pilgrimage

Activate a deep connection with the Divine Feminine

Feel energized and unlimited

Elevate your state of being

Cultivate a conscious coherence between your heart, mind and body

Join a global community of like-hearted people

Activate inspiration and creativity 

How to Register for this Pilgrimage

The pilgrimage is presented by the Ubiquity Chartres Academy in Chartres.

You need to register at Ubiquity University and book accommodations with their help.

Please find FAQ and Read Health Disclaimer here

About Banafsheh

Banafsheh Sayyad is a master Persian sacred dancer, choreographer and founder of Dance of Oneness®. She is a deeply profound and highly accessible spiritual teacher of embodiment. Banafsheh performs and teaches internationally, initiating people into the wisdom of their bodies. She inspires all to live in these modern times grounded in love for the Earth and centered around our abiding true nature. Her signature style of holy wildness infused with ancient wisdom ignites transformation and illumination in all those who dance with her from around the globe. Banafsheh invites the dancer within to remember, reclaim and resource the innate healing intelligence streaming through us and spiraling all around us. Her easeful instruction and welcoming spirit empowers students from all stages of life to feel a true sense of belonging in their bodies and passion in their lives, by integrating wisdom teachings proven throughout the ages.

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Dance of Oneness® is the dance I had been waiting to do all my life. From a young age I had danced, read watched and followed Isadora Duncan, Martha Graham, Joffery Ballet, Margie Gillis, Gabriel Roth and many more than I can name that moved in a way that spoke to me. Dance of Oneness® is the culmination of all that I had been drawn to in the other dance forms which seemed to be missing the main ingredient. Banafsheh has found the missing thread which is the opening to the Beloved, to truly give yourself in movement to the Divine energy that resides and moves through all of us from the Earth and the Heavens. I felt that for the first time in our dancing. It also reintroduced me to my own body, allowed me to accept my imperfections and for the first time in years swim naked in the ocean. All of this and more.

Janet Sawatsky

Canada

Transformative! Banafsheh skillfully takes us step by step to an experience of dance that brings me deeper into my body, to peace, feeling grounded and open to beauty and to love. Most importantly for me, the process brought me to experience a lovingness toward myself. I appreciate her presence of gentleness and fierce passion, and I’m inspired to bring my best self into my world.

Mary Regis

USA